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#6004270 - 11/01/15 06:30 AM ruger tang safety
colt45 Online   content
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
what was the reason to move the safety? is it so you can open the bolt when on safety?


Edited by colt45 (11/01/15 06:33 AM)
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#6004274 - 11/01/15 06:40 AM Re: ruger tang safety [Re: colt45]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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'Don't know, but since I shoot LH, I prefer a tang safety. Lots of high-end European rifles still have them.
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#6004307 - 11/01/15 07:09 AM Re: ruger tang safety [Re: colt45]
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Tang safeties are OK - but try using one with a thumb-hole stock some time.

Ruger went over to the "model 70 style" safety because it emphasizes the similarities between the Hawkeye and a customized 98 Mauser.

It is also very likely to be cheaper to manufacture, and easier to assemble than the old tang safety.
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#6004333 - 11/01/15 07:29 AM Re: ruger tang safety [Re: colt45]
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Registered: 02/28/08
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I was always told it was changed to allow you to operate the bolt with the safety engaged, but that may or may not be true. I actually prefer the tang safety.
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#6004459 - 11/01/15 08:45 AM Re: ruger tang safety [Re: colt45]
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Registered: 11/11/07
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They changed to a Model 70-type 3-position safety on the 77 Mk.II because they knew that the Model 70 is what a rifle should be.
texas
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#6004913 - 11/01/15 01:43 PM Re: ruger tang safety [Re: RiverRider]
charlesb Offline
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
They changed to a Model 70-type 3-position safety on the 77 Mk.II because they knew that the Model 70 is what a rifle should be.
texas


I'm detecting the ring of truth, there.
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